Theatre embraces an expanding research environment which advances a transdisciplinary vision connecting artistic performance, dance, spoken, physical and musical theatre, playwriting, digital art, and performance design, along with critical cultural performance and postcolonial studies. The subject brings together research interests of our staff in order to investigate the processes at the frontiers of the theatrical arts and performance technologies. Our activities centre on the integration of creative arts, performance writing, directing, choreography and performance design with digital technologies. We look at diverse modes of enactment, dramatic and choreographic expression, physical culture, digital creativity and cultural interaction, and social, political and historical forces shaping theatrical practices. Research opportunities for students Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities below and find out about the funding available for students. Doctoral research information How to apply for a PhD View list of PhDs in this area Research in Theatre Find people, projects, groups and publications in Theatre and read more about related research to this area. Meet our experts 62% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent Theatre Research Archive Browse our collection of research outputs including PhD theses Find out more Our research areas and activities Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance An open interactive laboratory for exploratory research in the time-based arts of theatre, performance and performance media. Performance and Ephemeral Sustainabilities Development of an enhanced awareness of bodies as sensors of crucial information about ourselves and our reality; Enhancing our performance as human beings, practitioners, researchers and educators. DAP-Lab A cross-media lab exploring convergences between performance, telematics, textile/fashion design and movement, clothing and choreography, visual expression, film/photography, and interactive design. Research Seminar Series Interdisciplinary performance research laboratories and lectures.